Comparison of Three Age Groups Regarding Safety and Efficacy of Drug-Eluting Stents (from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Dynamic Registry)

  • Bainey K
  • Selzer F
  • Cohen H
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Abstract

Limited data exist regarding drug-eluting stent (DES) versus bare metal stent (BMS) use in older patients. From the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Dynamic Registry, 5,089 percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI)-treated patients were studied (October 2001 to August 2006). The differences in 1-year safety (death, myocardial infarction, and their composite) and efficacy (target vessel revascularization [TVR] with PCI and repeat revascularization) outcomes were compared between the patients who received DESs versus BMSs within each age group:

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Authors

  • Kevin R. Bainey

  • Faith Selzer

  • Howard A. Cohen

  • Oscar C. Marroquin

  • Elizabeth M. Holper

  • Michelle M. Graham

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